We’ve been working on some Dogwood flower crafts to go along with The Legend of the Dogwood tree during this Easter season. Check out this dogwood flower cross craft!
These simple dogwood flowers were made out of cardboard egg carton cups by my 5 year old. (Note: I don’t think this craft will work with styrofoam egg cartons) Here’s how we did it:
Cut out an individual egg carton cup.
Next, cut 4 slits down the corners of the cup:
Cut off the corners:
You can stop here, OR…
You can cut little notches in each petal:
Now it’s time to paint! Start by painting them white:
Then, touch the edges with a little pink paint, and paint the little circle inside the egg carton green. Here’s one I painted:
And here are some Lydia painted:
We glued 3 popsicle sticks into a cross, and glued 6 of Lydia’s dogwood flowers into a cross:
I cut up little pieces of green pipe cleaners and glued them in the middle of my dogwood flowers. I felt like this made them more “crown of thorn” like to go along with our Legend of the Dogwood story. I placed mine in a grapevine wreath.